This event is part of the joint Bruegel-IPC initiative European Neighbourhood Energy and Climate Dialogues.
This closed-door event will discuss EU-Turkey energy and climate relations. We will analyse and discuss the impacts of the currently-under construction Southern Gas Corridor, energy cooperation projects like Turkish Stream and the Israel-Turkey gas pipeline and the future development of Turkey’s energy mix, after Paris.
The programme of this event is still under construction. We are happy to announce that Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union, has confirmed his presence.
This event is only open to Bruegel members and a small group of selected invitees.
The event is part of a the European Neighbourhood Energy and Climate Dialogues. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the creation of a new narrative on the European neighbourhood energy and climate issues, beyond the traditional institutional schemes. This platform gathers key high-level policy makers from both Europe and the neighbourhood, and active in different areas of the energy and climate fields.
With this initiative, Bruegel seeks to fill a gap in the current international policy discussions on energy and climate issues in the European neighbourhood, and therefore become an important reference for policymakers also in this field.”
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Stiftung Mercator in the organisation of the event
The Annual Meetings are Bruegel’s flagship event. They offer a mixture of large public debates and small private sessions about key issues in European and global economics. In a series of high-level discussions, Bruegel’s scholars, members and stakeholders will address the economic policy challenges facing Europe.
We need to move towards more sustainable, long-term thinking in the corporate and financial worlds. Coalitions of willing actors could play a role in driving this process. But what makes for an effective coalition, and how can this be measured? The authors assess existing coalitions for sustainable finance and business, and argue that well-functioning coalitions can positively reinforce social and government action.
Traditional finance focuses on financial return, considering the financial sector separate from both society and the environment. In contrast, sustainable finance considers financial, social and environmental returns in combination. In a new essay, Dirk Schoenmaker provides a framework for sustainable finance highlighting the move from the narrow shareholder model to a broader stakeholder model. Here he presents the key arguments.
Essay / Lecture
Traditional finance focuses solely on financial return and risk. By contrast, sustainable finance considers financial, social and environmental returns in combination. This essay provides a new framework for sustainable finance highlighting the move from the narrow shareholder model to the broader stakeholder model, aimed at long-term value creation for the wider community. Major obstacles to sustainable finance are short-termism and insufficient private efforts. To overcome these obstacles, this essay develops guidelines for governing sustainable finance.
What’s at stake: Two years ago, a debate started on whether it would be feasible for the US to achieve 100% renewable energy power. The arguments on both sides have been fierce, and more has been written recently. We review the debate.
The proposed Nord Stream 2 pipeline could destabilise European energy cooperation and offer Gazprom excessive influence in Central and Eastern Europe. These disadvantages do not justify the commercial benefits for German companies.
The objective of this brainstorm session is to explore how we can improve the quality and the impact of the revisited 2050 Roadmap, set the agenda for revising it, increase ownership of it and analyze the methodological basis of the 2050 Roadmap.
Closed-door brainstorming workshop about how the European energy system is changing because of decarbonisation and digitalisation.
Gazprom is pushing ahead with plans to build a second gas pipeline under the Baltic sea, straight form Russia to Germany. Supporters claim that Ukraine cannot be relied on as a transit partner, and that Europe will need more gas in the future. Georg Zachmann is unconvinced, and argues that the project should wait.
US President Trump has made it clear that he is not happy with the Paris Agreement. This week he will announce whether the US will withdraw from the Agreement altogether. What might that mean for the global fight against climate change? US decarbonisation is already well underway but the EU would need to step up and defend global climate governance.
Is the EastMed pipeline really a feasible project? The answer to this question is not simple, but the EastMed plan sounds unconvincing.
Many countries in the MENA region are heavily dependent on oil and gas for exports and taxes. But global decarbonisation could undermine revenues, even though MENA exports are globally competitive. This threatens the MENA region's social contract, so economic diversification needs to start now.